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Published February 19th 2012
Ever wanted to fly a helicopter before? If you're not scared of a little adventure, this hobbie might just be for you. If you've done everything from kayaking, canyoning to whitewater rafting and your adrenaline just isn't feeling a rush anymore - you should definitely consider learning to fly a helicopter.
Now, for this hobbie you can actually go on a Trial Introductory Flight for $185 in a Piper Warrior with Sydney Aviators. You'll be alongside a qualified instructor and actually be able to take the controls and fly yourself for a bit. Here, if you discover that helicopter flying is actually for you - you can go onto get your Student Pilot Licence (SPL) and more.
Image courtesy of Bankstown Helicopters
Bankstown Helicopters also offers the chance to learn to fly. Additionally, you can also take scenic flights - but if you want to fly, the complete price list for getting a license is located here. Nobody said that this would be a cheap hobbie by any means. if you're interested in a trial flight from Bankstown Helicopters, it's $299.
Helipad offer a 30 minute trial flight for $300, and an hour long trial flight for $500. Here you can also train for your private pilot licence (PPL).
If you're interested in a longer term qualification, Aerowasp Helicopters provide professional flight training which can lead you to a certificate 2, 3 or 4 in aviation.